Worked All Europe DX Contest

Many leading contesters claim the WAEDC to be the most challenging contest of the year. Being a true blue DX contest, only intercontinental QSOs between DX and Europe are counted (exception is the RTTY part). Therefore the number of DX QSOs here may be similar to the amount of DX usually worked in the CQWW.

Moreover, the unique feature of QTC-traffic adds much fun and another operating challenge to the contest. Here the DX stations transfer real telegrams to the European stations. These telegrams contain data of previously logged QSOs. Each of these records counts one additional point for the sender and the receiver, given that the complete record was logged correctly. Thus, a DX station can actually double its score by sending QTCs. Some European stations, and not only the leading ranks, gain more than 70 percent of their score from QTC traffic.

Hovever, like in any other contest you have to take care about the number of multipliers too. From a DX point of view these are the WAE entities. For the European stations multipliers come from DXCC entities worked and the numerical call areas of several big countries (JA, PY, W, VE, VK, ZL, ZS). Because multipliers are counted per band and on the low bands they count more than on the high bands, there ist significant activity also on 40m and 80m. And remember - every contact is a DX QSO! Reflecting on this, you will work lowband DX as well as highband DX even in the CW part in August as well as in the SSB part in September, despite all seasonal problems in the northern hemisphere. Remember, this part of the year is usually good for lowband activities from the southern hemisphere. For a well equipped station and a dedicated operator worldwide DX is possible on 80m. In addition, the nowadays poor 10m band surprisingly often shows short DX openings with good rates and useful multipliers.

From our point of view, the WAEDCs are significant landmarks in the yearly contest calender, providing highest level radiosport for serious contesters and fun for part time entrants and DXers alike. Join the WAEDC!


Logs need to be uploaded in Cabrillo-Format here:


By submitting an electronic log, the participant claims to fully accept the rules of the contest. A written declaration is not necessary.

Clarification: WAEDC and IARU Bandplan
Dear fellow contesters and participants of our WAEDC contests.
The rule we are discussing today is part of the WAEDC rules for approximately20+ Years! To my knowledge we never ever disqualified or penalized anyone foroperating outside the IARU recommendations.

We might be able to remove the QSOs in question from the scoring, what would be a fair approach for everyone. Some participants detected their mistake and already sent the QSOs as XQSO in their Cabrillo log file.

This way it would not be counted towards the score.
For now we suggest to follow the rules and do NOT operate inside the contest free segments.
You are in very high danger losing these QSOs anyway.

According to IARU recommendations operation should be avoided outside contest-preferred segments.
No operation to take place on:

CW : 3560-3800; 7040-7200; 14060-14350 kHz
SSB: 3650-3700; 7050-7060; 7100-7130; 14100-14125; 14300-14350 kHz.

It is highly recommended to follow the IARU Bandplans at all times.

73 de
Peter John (DL7YS)
WAEDC Manager

WAEDC – Rules

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Worked All Europe DX Contest - Rules 2020


The Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC) invites radio amateurs world wide to participate in the annual WAE DX Contest.

Effective of May 2014 are the General Contest Rules of DARC Committee DX and HF Contesting.

1 Times

CW: August, second full weekend
Saturday, August 08, 2020, 0000 UTC until Sunday, August 09, 2020, 2359 UTC

SSB: September, second full weekend
Saturday, September 12, 2020, 0000 UTC until Sunday, September 13, 2020, 2359 UTC

RTTY: November, second full weekend
Saturday, November 14, 2020, 0000 UTC until Sunday, November 15, 2020, 2359 UTC


2 Bands

3.5 - 7 - 14 - 21 - 28 MHz.

According to IARU recommendations operation should be avoided outside contest-preferred segments. No operation to take place on:

CW : 3560-3800; 7040-7200; 14060-14350 kHz
SSB: 3650-3700; 7040-7060; 7100-7130; 14100-14125; 14300-14350 kHz


3 Categories

    Max. output 100 watts - all bands. Only one signal permitted at any time.
    Output higher than 100 watts - all bands. Only one signal permitted at any time.
    Band changes are allowed every 10 minutes; this includes all activities of a main station, including QSO & QTC traffic and CQing.
    Only exception: Working of a multiplier. Other transmitters may be used in parallel to the main station to work multipliers on other bands.


  • Transmitters, receivers and antennas used in the contest must be located within a 2 km diameter circle.
  • The use of DX spotting nets is allowed in all categories.

4 Off Times

Single Operator stations may only operate 36 out of the 48-hour contest period.

Off times must be a minimum of 60 minutes during which no QSO or QTC is logged.


5 Exchange

A contest QSO can only be conducted between a European and a non-European station (exception: RTTY, see §12). The exchange consists of RS/RST and a progressive serial number starting with 001. If the station worked does not send a serial number, log the contact with number 000. Each station can be credited only once per band.


6 Multiplier

For non-European stations the multiplier is the number of countries defined in the WAE Country List (see below) worked per band.

For European stations every non-European DXCC entity counts as a multiplier.
Exception: In the following countries up to ten numerical call areas count as multipliers:
W, VE, VK, ZL, ZS, JA, PY and RA8/RA9 and RAØ – without respect to their geographical location.

Examples: W1, K1, KA1 and K3../1 count as W1;
VE1, VO1 und VY1 count as VE1;
JR4, 7M4 und 7K4 count as JA4;
ZL2 and ZL6 are two different multipliers.

Multiplier bonus: Country multiplier points are "weighted" by band. Multiply the number of countries worked on 3.5 MHz by four, on 7 MHz by three, and on 14/21/28 MHz by two. The total multiplier is the sum of the weighted multiplier points of all bands.


7 QTC Traffic

Additional points can be achieved by QTCs. A QTC is the report of a contest QSO back to a European station (exception: RTTY, see §12).

The following rules apply:

  1. A QTC contains time, call sign and serial number of the reported QSO. Example: "1307 DA1AA 431" means that DA1AA was worked at 1307 UTC and sent serial number 431.
  2. Each QSO may only be reported once as a QTC. The QTC may not be reported back to the original station.
  3. Every QTC that was correctly transferred, counts one point for the sender and one point for the receiver.
  4. Two stations may exchange up to 10 QTCs maximum. The two stations may establish contact several times to complete the quota.
  5. QTCs are transferred by means of QTC series. A QTC series is a block of one (minimum) to ten (maximum) QTCs. QTC series are numbered using the following scheme: The first figure is the progressive serial number starting with one; the second figure denotes the number of QTCs in the series. Example: "QTC 3/7" means this is the third QTC series transmitted by this station and it contains seven QTCs.
  6. For every QTC series that is transmitted or received, the QTC number, time and frequency band of the QTC transmission must be logged. If any of this data is missing from your log, no credit will be given for this QTC series.

8 Scoring

The final score is the result of total QSOs plus QTCs on all bands multiplied by the sum of all multipliers weighted by the band bonus factor (see §6).


9 Disqualification

Violation of the rules of the contest or unsportsmanlike conduct will be deemed sufficient cause for disqualification. The decisions of the contest-committee are final.


10 Submissions


Messages to contest manager (no logs): waedc-info(at)

Logs need to be uploaded in Cabrillo-Format here:


Log-deadline CW: 17. august 2020, 23:59 UTC

Log-deadline SSB: 21. september 2020, 23:59 UTC

Log-deadline RTTY: 23. november 2020, 23:59 UTC

By submitting an electronic log, the participant claims to fully accept the rules of the contest. A written declaration is not necessary.
Note: After publication of the results all logs will be put into the DARC Contest Logbook (DCL).

Hand-written logs:

After the contest use a proper logging program or LM from DL8WAA to enter your data.

See Link:

If you do not have a computer, please ask a friend or family member to import the log.


11 DX & Contest Club Competition

The club score is calculated by adding the final results of all participating club members in all three WAE contests, excluding SWLs. To be counted, the name of the club has to be indicated in the log on a separate header line using the keyword "CLUB".

The club must not be an official national amateur radio club. For a club to be listed, a minimum of three logs must be submitted.

A trophy is sponsored for the top DX (non-EU) and the top EU clubs.

For DL stations participating in the German DARC/VFDB-Clubmeisterschaft put your DOK in the log on a separate header line using the keyword "SPECIFIC".


12 Special Rules for RTTY

In the RTTY portion of the WAEDC there are no continental limits; everybody can work everybody. Only QTC traffic must be performed between different continents.

Every station may send and receive QTCs. The sum of QTCs exchanged between two stations (sent plus received) must not exceed 10 (ten).

The European and non-European multipliers indicated in §6 count for all stations.


13 Log Deadline

Log deadline is always seven days after the end of the contest.


14 Criteria for WAEDC Awards and Plaques

Continental winners will receive a plaque. Printable online certificates will be availabe for all stations on result publication.

Entries from countries split by numerical call areas for multiplier reasons (see §6) will be listed according to their reported location within their respective geographical call area.

Stations who activate a WAE country for the WAEDC from where no log was received over the last three years will be recognized as "WAEDC Hero" and receive a special prize.

For 2020 these countries are:   1A0, C3, HV, IS0, JW/b, JX, OY, R1F, SV/A, SV5, T7, ZA, ZB

Stations who have been in the Top-Ten/Top-Six list for at least five times can apply for a special plaque.

The WAEDC committee reserves the right to honor special contest activities with additional plaques.


15 Audio Recording

The Top 3 entrants of every category (Single OP Low EU, Single OP High EU, Multi-OP EU, Single OP Low DX, Single OP High DX, Multi-OP DX) have to send an audio recording of the received and own signal of the whole operating period. This has to be done ONLY ON REQUEST of the Contestmanager. If a station failed to send the requested recording, all not direct checkable QSOs can be removed. This is not recommended for RTTY.



WAE Country List

1AØ, 3A, 4O, 4U1I, 4U1V, 9A, 9H, C3, CT, CU, DL, E7, EA, EA6, EI, ER, ES, EU, F, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GM/s, GU, GW, HA, HB, HBØ, HV, I, IS, IT, JW, JW/b, JX, LA, LX, LY, LZ, OE, OH, OHØ, OJØ, OK, OM, ON, OY, OZ, PA, R1F, RA, RA2, S5, SM, SP, SV, SV/A, SV5, SV9, T7, TA1, TF, TK, UR, YL, YO, YU, Z6, Z3, ZA, ZB.[R1M removed]



Results 2016/2015/2014

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Historical results

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Yaer Event CW SSB RTTY
1974 20. WAEDC waedc74c.pdf (328 kB), waedc74s.pdf (543 kB), waedc74r.pdf (57 kB)
1975 21. WAEDC waedc75c.pdf (205 kB), waedc75s.pdf (251 kB), waedc75r.pdf (39 kB)
1976 22. WAEDC waedc76c.pdf (305 kB), waedc76s.pdf (188 kB), waedc76r.pdf (37 kB)
1977 23. WAEDC waedc77c.pdf (229 kB), waedc77s.pdf (168 kB), waedc77r.pdf (35 kB)
1978 24. WAEDC waedc78c.pdf (241 kB), waedc78s.pdf (188 kB), waedc78r.pdf (47 kB)
1979 25. WAEDC waedc79c.pdf (309 kB), waedc79s.pdf (218 kB), waedc79r.pdf (44 kB)
1980 26. WAEDC waedc80c.pdf (507 kB), waedc80s.pdf (206 kB), waedc80r.pdf (33 kB)
1981 27. WAEDC waedc81c.pdf (365 kB), waedc81s.pdf (208 kB), waedc81r.pdf (47 kB)
1982 28. WAEDC waedc82c.pdf (259 kB), waedc82s.pdf (202 kB), waedc82r.pdf (96 kB)
1983 29. WAEDC waedc83c.pdf (244 kB), waedc83s.pdf (273 kB), waedc83r.pdf (100 kB)
1984 30. WAEDC waedc84c.pdf (263 kB), waedc84s.pdf (212 kB), waedc84r.pdf (89 kB)
1985 31. WAEDC waedc85c.pdf (280 kB), waedc85s.pdf (286 kB), waedc85r.pdf (45 kB)
1986 32. WAEDC waedc86c.pdf (262 kB), waedc86s.pdf (215 kB), waedc86r.pdf (32 kB)
1987 33. WAEDC waedc87c.pdf (452 kB), waedc87s.pdf (235 kB), waedc87r.pdf (278 kB)
1988 34. WAEDC waedc88c.pdf (351 kB), waedc88s.pdf (524 kB), waedc88r.pdf (63 kB)
1989 35. WAEDC waedc89c.pdf (379 kB), waedc89s.pdf (295 kB), waedc89r.pdf (88 kB)
1990 36. WAEDC waedc90c.pdf (310 kB), waedc90s.pdf (311 kB), waedc90r.pdf (107 kB)
1991 37. WAEDC waedc91c.pdf (337 kB), waedc91s.pdf (253 kB), waedc91r.pdf (189 kB)
1992 38. WAEDC waedc92c.pdf (364 kB), waedc92s.pdf (502 kB), waedc92r.pdf (73 kB)
1993 39. WAEDC waedc93c.pdf (336 kB), waedc93s.pdf (438 kB), waedc93r.pdf (88 kB)
1994 40. WAEDC waedc94c.pdf (224 kB), waedc94s.pdf (175 kB), waedc94r.pdf (81 kB)
1995 41. WAEDC waedc95c.pdf (298 kB), waedc95s.pdf (173 kB), waedc95r.pdf (75 kB)
1996 42. WAEDC waedc96c.pdf (291 kB), waedc96s.pdf (362 kB), waedc96r.pdf (75 kB)
1997 43. WAEDC waedc97c.pdf (479 kB), waedc97s.pdf (339 kB), waedc97r.pdf (263 kB)
1998 44. WAEDC waedc98c.pdf (344 kB), waedc98s.pdf (338 kB), waedc98r.pdf (229 kB)



Yaer Event File
1999 45th WAEDC waedc1999.pdf (1.3MB)
2000 46th WAEDC waedc2000.pdf (1.4MB)
2001 47th WAEDC waedc2001.pdf (1.9MB)
2002 48th WAEDC waedc2002.pdf (2.0MB)
2003 49th WAEDC waedc2003.pdf (1.0MB)
2004 50th WAEDC waedc2004.pdf (553 kB)
2005 51th WAEDC waedc2005.pdf (1.68 MB)
2006 52th WAEDC waedc_wag_magazin_2006.pdf (1.68 MB)
2007 53th WAEDC waedc_wag_2007.pdf (1.57 MB)
2008 54th WAEDC waedc_wag_magazine_2008.pdf (3.1 MB)
2009 55th WAEDC waedc_wag_magazine_2009.pdf (4.5 MB)
2010 56th WAEDC
WAEDC_WAG_Results_2010.pdf (1.8 MB)
2011 57th WAEDC
WAEDC_WAG_Results_2011.pdf (2.3 MB)
2012 58th WAEDC
WAEDC_WAG_Results_2012.pdf (0.9 MB)
2013 59th WAEDC
WAEDC_WAG_Results_2013.pdf (0.9 MB)
2014 60th WAEDC
WAEDC_WAG_Results_2014.pdf (0.9 MB)

WAEDC - Get Your Certificate

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Congratulations and thank you again for your participation. Your contest certificate comes as a file in the well supported PDF document format. You can print it easily on your own.

Dieser Without Frames.

Additional remark:
In the past not all plaques and certificates have made their way to the winners. Some items were returned by the mail service and are now back with the Contest Manager. If you still miss something you might want to have a look here too.

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